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Upper and Lower Hinge in Box Plot Different from PERCENTILE() Calculation


Published: 22 May 2017
Last Modified Date: 20 Apr 2019

Issue

A calculated field using the function PERCENTILE() returns different results than the upper and lower whisker of a Tableau generated Box Plot view.

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Resolution

For a detailed explanation of how Tukey inclusionary hinges are calculated, please see the related links to the right.

Cause

Tableau uses Tukey inclusionary hinges rather than the 25th and 75th percentiles. 

Additional Information

Tukey inclusionary hinges by Statics How To

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